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    Brush Lettering Workshop

    Want to learn how to create gorgeous hand-lettered cards, gifts, and more? Get an intro lesson with professional calligrapher Amanda Reid, plus small bites and bevs. Supplies included.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 11am-1pm. $85.  
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    Clear the Shelters

    Now's a great time to add to your fur family! Local shelters are waiving adoption fees for a limited time as part of the "Clear the Shelters" initiative, and have several upcoming adoption events. Check out pet profiles and find your next buddy at austinpetsalive.org or austintexas.gov/department/adopt-pet.
    Through Sept. 19
    Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop; Austin Pets Alive!, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez
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    Negroni Week

    Enjoy a classic cocktail for a cause during this week, when bartenders all over town whip up negronis and proceeds go to a variety of charity partners. Just to name a few participating venues: Irene's and Central Standard collect for the Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation, Little Nicky's and Il Brutto raise funds for the Southern Smoke Foundation ... there are too many to list! Get details on participating venues and charity partners online.
    Through Sept. 19  
    Various locations
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    Yard Bar Dunk Smash Birthday Bash

    Fruit Smash Hard Seltzer sponsors this shindig to celebrate puppy paradise Yard Bar, where humans can partake in a multitude of activities including a dunk tank, face painting, and carnival games, and best friends can romp in the dog park. Plus, Austin Humane Society will be on hand with adoptable doggos!
    Sat., Sept. 18, noon-4pm. $20-30.  
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    Austin Flea

    Two chances to catch the Flea this weekend and shop their collection of local goods: Find them at Violet Crown Saturday and at Radio Sunday.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 10am-4pm  
    Violet Crown Clubhouse, 7100 Woodrow; Radio Coffee & Beer, 4204 Menchaca Rd.
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    Austin Scavenger Hunt

    Explore Downtown in search of storied buildings, green spaces, and famous concert venues, all while solving riddles, trivia questions, and completing photo challenges. Now available: "Roam From Home," with family and date night scavenger hunt activities you can do without leaving the house.
    Anytime. $12.99-24.99.  
    Online and at home
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    Breastfeeding Support Group

    Baylor Scott & White Round Rock offers a virtual space to discuss nursing and child development with a certified lactation consultant.
    Third Saturdays, 11am. Free.  
    Zoom
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    Cedar Park Scavenger Hunt

    Cedar Park Parks & Rec presents a scavenger hunt you do at your own pace at each of its 10 lovely parks. Find the QR code, solve the clue, and take a photo to submit for a chance to win prizes.
    Through Sept. 30  
    Various locations
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    City of Austin "How to Help" Portal

    Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
     
    Online
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    Drop Spindle Spinning Class

    Learn about how the pioneers used the drop spindle to create thread, then try it for yourself.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 10am-2pm. $65.  
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    Embolden Workshop Series: Fund Your Project

    Connect with other artists and learn about funding your next project with a panel and Q&A featuring Suhailah Waheed of Giving Geeks, Simone Alexander of Ground Floor Theatre and New Manifest Theatre, and Heather Arnos of Armstrong Community Music School.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 3pm. By donation; $8-25 suggested.  
    Virtual or at Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale
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    Escape the Box

    Take a journey through time exploring the hidden clues of Austin with Escape the Box, an outdoor guided tour, scavenger hunt, and escape game all in one! It entertains groups of 2-6 at $75 per group. The box features a number of puzzles and clues that can all be found in wonderful Austin neighborhoods along with discounts to participating businesses.
    Ongoing; see website for scheduled pickup times. $75.  
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    Esquina Tango Outdoor Classes

    Esquina Tango has a full calendar of socially distanced, donation-based outdoor classes like samba, salsa aerobics, and of course, tango. Check out the full calendar online.
    Ongoing  
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    Keep Austin Rooted

    Gifting a tree through Treefolks is a fun way to surprise a friend or family member with a present that could last a lifetime, while beautifying and benefiting the community. Donors can opt for preset donation tiers of $30 (10 trees), $75 (25 trees), $150 (50 trees), or an amount of their choice.
    Ongoing  
    Online
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    Knitting: A Stitch in Time

    Learn a bit about the history of knitting in Pioneer Farms' historic spinning room and get all the tools you need to start this practical and fun hobby.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 10am-2pm. $60.  
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    Leatherworking: The Basics

    Get hands-on working with leather from start to finish, and go away with your own project and a valuable skill you can use for years to create bags, belts, and more.
    Third Saturdays, 10am-2:30pm. $100.  
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    Museum of Ice Cream

    Experience the joy of ice cream at this imaginative and immersive museum filled with installations and fun for kids and adults.
    Aug. 21-Sept. 30; open daily except Tuesdays, 10am-8pm. $39.  
    11506 Century Oaks Terrace #128 (at the Domain)
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    Pioneer Farms Skills Classes

    Have you wanted to learn about blacksmithing, archery, candlemaking, or knitting? The historic Pioneer Farms offers courses in all these and more. Check the calendar and sign up today to learn a fun new skill.
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    SoCo Select Farmers & Makers Market

    Because you like it local, because you like it good.
    Saturdays, 11am-5pm
    1511 S. Congress
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    SOLD OUT: ¡Viva México!

    This annual event showcases visual art, dance, and musical performances that explore Mexico’s history through cultural art traditions.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 5-9pm  
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    Sticky Startup Day Party

    Celebrate the launch of new app Gum, which promises to put "Silicon Valley in your pocket" and connect startup founders, investors, and fans. Music, food, and fun are promised, and proceeds from the event go to nonprofit Girlstart.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 10am-6pm. Free to $100.  
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    Still Austin Whiskey Fourth Anniversary Party

    Still Austin is preschool age now, so join them to celebrate with drag queen bingo hosted by Jezebel, a vinyl set from DJ Ziggy, and live painting from local artists Jiminai, Jeff Skele, and Erik Ross.
    Sat., Sept. 18, noon-10pm. Free.  
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    Succulent Native Grand Opening Party

    Celebrate the second location of succulent and houseplant shop Succulent Native, where you'll be treated to drinks, snacks, and giveaways as you peruse their selections of local plants, gifts, decor, and more.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 11am-6pm. Free.  
    Succulent Native South, 2058 S. Lamar
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    Taco Lovers Pop Up

    Local artisan vendors, an open mic, and of course, tacos.
    Sat.-Sun., Oct. 16-17, 10am-2pm. Free.  
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    The Maker's Market

    Eastside Pop Up takes over the lots at High Noon & Long Play to provide a bevy of merchandise from fave local artisans, makers, and vintage collectors, with the bonus of bites and bevs from the two venues, Freewheelin' Coffee, and Texsueño.
    Sat., Sept. 18, 11am-4pm. Free.  
    High Noon & Long Play Lounge, 1910 /2000 E. Cesar Chavez
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    Trivia With Get It Gals

    "Best of Austin" winners Get It Gals are back with tons of trivia nights planned for y'all, with several based on TV programs you may have binged over the last year for some reason. Stay tuned on their socials because they are all over the place.
    Various locations
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    Virtual APL Book Clubs

    Austin Public Library has a variety of virtual book clubs covering all ages and interests, like a mother/daughter club, tween fantasy, true crime, classics, and more. Check out their website or Eventbrite for details and crack those books!
    Ongoing  

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